Study points to chewing gum as weight loss aid

The Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/10/AR2009111001029.html reports that for anybody trying to lose weight, “taking up gum-chewing might not be a bad idea,” as “there’s actually a bit of scientific evidence showing that chewing gum helps fight fat in a number of ways.”
The research, sponsored by the Wrigley Science Institute, has suggested “that chewing gum may help reduce cravings, particularly for sweet snacks, and spur people to cut their daily intake by about 50 calories.”
The findings were presented at the annual scientific meeting of the Obesity Society last month, and “showed that gum-chewing people consumed 67 fewer calories at lunch and didn’t compensate by eating more later in the day.”

For anybody trying to lose weight, a new report says that “taking up gum-chewing might not be a bad idea,” as “there’s actually a bit of scientific evidence showing that chewing gum helps fight fat in a number of ways.”

The research, sponsored by the Wrigley Science Institute, has suggested “that chewing gum may help reduce cravings, particularly for sweet snacks, and spur people to cut their daily intake by about 50 calories.”

According to a report in the Washington Post, the findings were presented at the annual scientific meeting of the Obesity Society last month, and “showed that gum-chewing people consumed 67 fewer calories at lunch and didn’t compensate by eating more later in the day.”

Although I’m always skeptical about research on gum financed by a gum manufacturer, this is an inexpensive intervention and may be worthy of considering. Just be sure to throw your gum away in a trash can when you’re done!

2 thoughts on “Study points to chewing gum as weight loss aid

  • i’ve only been on this program for a week but i feel full of energy. i’ve also been on every other diet under the sun but this one is giving me new hope. i think my metabolisim is messed up from years of dieting and since this seems sensible and healthy i’m willing to give it all i’ve got. there are some things puzzling me such as the low-fat food category. for example if i eat low-fat cottage cheese or low-fat grated parmasean cheese what does it count as as protein or carb Also can I have anything like swiss miss cocoa which is fat free and sugar free. i would also like to know from anyone how long it took to see results. I do feel better and feel like i lost inches but no weight has dropped yet. i guess i need some encouragement so anyone want to e-mail me please do so at jr (barex@ix.netcom.com) new york- thank you, jr

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